[fedora-arm] Fedora ARM Status Meeting 2013-12-04

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 19:28:09 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 7:21 PM, Pavel Zhukov <pavel at zhukoff.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 04, 2013 07:11:40 PM Peter Robinson wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Pavel Zhukov <pzhukov at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > Hi list(s),
>> >
>> > We still doesn't have gnat compiler for %{arm} in Fedora. We (Ada
>> > community) have compiled gcc with ada support using gcc-4.8.2 src.rpm
>> > and tested in. It seems workable. At least we were able to compile most
>> > of the
>> > packages from the stack with it.
>> > I'd like to discuss way how to get it in Fedora (chicken-egg problem
>> > should be solved).
>> That's relatively straight forward. We need a documented process to
>> get it done. Once we have that I can sort it out with rel-eng but we
>> would need the gcc maintainer to review/approve it.
>> Generally what happens is that it would be built (or imported) into a
>> side tag build. I suspect it'll be using something like a cross
>> compiled version of ada which is then used to compile a native built
>> version of ada which is then tagged into rawhide at which point the
>> rest of the ada stack would be rebuilt.
> Yes. We cross-compiled bootstrap and compiled native version using it. It's
> original Fedora gcc without any modifications (just added arm to the gnat
> arches list) and applied short patch [1]
> It was the long process [2] in qemu with all tests performed. I'm going to
> recompile it once more time using Cubieboard and move to documentation step
> after.

If you document it first I can test it on decent physical HW which
should be a lot faster to save you some time.


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